Todd Nichols Named All-Snively

AMHERST, Massachusetts -- Todd Nichols (Skaneateles, NY), a junior quad-captain of the Amherst College men's lacrosse team, was selected to the 1998 Snively League All-Star Team. The midfielder is one of eleven student-athletes representing six institutions in the ten-team league.

Nichols concluded his junior season with 25 points on 21 goals and four assists. Picked as a Premier Midfielder by Face-Off Magazine in the pre-season, the quad-captain proved to be one of the top face-off men in the region. Amherst concluded the 1998 campaign in its fourth-straight ECAC Tournament with a 9-7 record.

The junior earned NESCAC Player of the Week honors at the beginning of the season as he rallied Amherst from a 10-9 deficit to an 11-10 victory over the eventual ECAC Champions, Springfield College. Nichols tied the match at 10-10 against the Pride with 41 seconds left to play, and he notched the game-winner just 16 seconds later with barely 25 ticks on the clock. Despite a mid-season injury, Nichols rebounded with another late-game surge against Connecticut College as the midfielder capped off a three-goal run with his second goal of the day with 50 seconds to play and to force overtime.

Nichols is also a quad-captain of the 1998 Lord Jeff football team. He will return to the gridiron as an All-ECAC and two-time All-NESCAC defensive back with 10 career interceptions. Nichols also earned GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-District honors in Fall 1997.

1998 Snively League All-Star Team

Chris Abplanalp 	Senior		Connecticut College	Attack
John Moorehead		Sophomore	Williams		Attack
Adam Pascal		Junior		Middlebury		Attack
Ian Gardiner 		Senior		Middlebury		Midfield
Matt McCreedy 		Senior		Connecticut College	Midfield
Todd Nichols		Junior		Amherst			Midfield
Bob Queeney		Junior		Trinity			Long Stick
Leif Olsen		Junior		Bowdoin			Defense
Jed Raymond		Sophomore	Middlebury		Defense
Michael Van Lockeran	Junior		Middlebury		Defense
John Servidea		Junior		Williams		Goalie

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5/19/98